Up Close and Personal: A Conversation about Women Leadership

Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 9:00-10:00 am Pacific Time

Our panel of women leaders will give us insight into their career paths, their personal challenges, what’s changed along the way and where they see the role of women leaders in 2021 and beyond.

Kathleen Bostick will moderate a panel comprised of Cecilia Maldonado and Nathalie Zimmerman, localization professionals who have years of experience to share with you. Join us to learn what they see as the role of women leaders in the future. Then you can participate in the question and answer time following the discussion.

Nathalie H. Zimmerman

Senior Localization Manager, Precor

Born and raised in France, Nathalie Zimmerman moved to Washington state where she began her career with Microsoft, working in the International Product Group (more specifically localizing Microsoft Project for Windows and the Macintosh). During the past 30-plus years, she has honed her localization management skills at companies such as Getty Images, Cisco, Spacelabs Healthcare, and most recently, Precor Incorporated where she has been for over nine years. Nathalie built the localization department from scratch including a fully centralized localization workflow with an in-depth marketing in-country review process. She also informally supported the Amer Sports brands over the years (Precor is a member of Amer Sports, a global leader in sporting goods). Nathalie’s proven accomplishments leading the successful localization program at Precor, managing relationships with her localization agency, as well as supporting in-country review teams, led Amer Sports to invite her to support the organization in 2019 as a global translation lead while continuing her current role at Precor. She has a bachelor’s degree in project management.

Cecilia Maldonado

President, Women in Localization
Director of Strategic Accounts, Latamways

Cecilia (Ceci) has 20+ years of experience in the localization industry that includes cofounding, managing and merging language service companies and cofounding the first language industry association in Argentina. She also volunteers with different international organizations and has organized more than 30 training events such as the Language & Technology Conference, Think Latin America, and the Vendor Management Seminar in Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Brazil, Ireland, Peru, and the United States. Cecilia is also the 2021 president of Women in Localization, a nonprofit organization that works for the advancement of women and the localization industry.

Kathleen Bostick

Senior Consultant

Kathleen Bostick is a localization industry strategist and senior consultant. Prior to her current role, she spent seven years as executive vice president of SDL North America, managing the sales and operations teams focused on helping global companies deliver world-class digital experiences to their customers. For more than 23 years, Kathleen has worked with hundreds of top brands in high-tech, financial services, government, life sciences, retail, online media, travel and more. She has seen firsthand the critical role global content plays in today’s competitive landscape and uses this understanding to help SDL customers accelerate time-to-market and increase global market share. Kathleen has an MBA in marketing and is a highly respected speaker and published co-author on topics such as global business strategy and global social media.



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